Discovery challenges (ages 10-14)


Typically completed by 10-14 year olds, students work collaboratively on a five hour project or challenge in self-managed groups. During the project, they use a CREST Discovery passport to record and reflect on their work. Afterwards, students communicate their findings as a group presentation.

Each pack provides teaching guides, kit lists, example timetables and suggested starter activities to help you run your day. Find out more about CREST Discovery Awards.

There are more CREST approved resources that have been developed by our partners and providers specific to your region.


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‘Atomic: full of love,

‘Atomic: full of love, full of wonder’, created by artist Nike Savvas, is a room full of bouncy balls representing the models used in classrooms to teach molecular structures. Thousands of coloured balls are suspended on transparent nylon strings filling the whole gallery space. They gently move as large fans create a breeze within the gallery. The shimmering haze of balls is designed to make visitors think of the atoms that are the fundamental building blocks of the whole world around us. Main materials: Polystyrene balls, nylon wire, paint, electric fans Moving parts: No, but movement from the room fans Cultural case study Key facts Indoor/outdoor: Indoor sculpture Size: 8m x 8m x 8m Duration: Temporary Interactive: No Location: Australia

Celebrating the role of the Sanger Institute in decoding the human genome, a permanent installation called 'Genome Stripes', designed by Katy Hallett, can be found on a cycle path in Cambridgeshire. A series of four differently coloured stripes, representing genetic letters or bases, have been laid on the cycle path using thermoplastic stripes and then heat welded onto the tarmac. Main materials: Thermoplastic strips, powder-coated steel Cultural case study Key facts Indoor/outdoor: Outdoor sculpture Size: 1 mile Duration: Permanent Moving parts: No Interactive: No Location: Cambridgeshire, UK